China Is a Declining Power—and That’s the Problem
The United States needs to prepare for a major war, not because its rival is rising but because of the opposite.
China Has Only Itself to Blame for AUKUS
The trilateral partnership was an inevitable result of Beijing’s military growth.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Has No Clear Successor
Convoluted voting and elite splits mean the top job is up for grabs.
Will AUKUS Hit China Where It Hurts?
The submarine deal could reshape the balance of power in the Pacific—and draw Australia into future conflicts.
Stalled North Korea Talks Show UNGA’s Limits
World leaders have little to celebrate on the 30th anniversary of South Korea and North Korea joining the United Nations.
How France Can Avoid Being Reduced to a Symbolic Power
After AUKUS, the French face the same fate on the world stage as the British unless they pursue EU strategic autonomy led from Brussels rather than Paris.
Hong Kong’s National Security Promises Were All Hollow
The Beijing-backed law is now used to crush dissent across the board.
AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase.
The China-Lithuania Rift Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe
China is bullying Lithuania. The EU and NATO should push back.
Europeans Want to Stay Out of the New Cold War
New polling shows that Europeans think a struggle between Washington and Beijing is unavoidable—but want no part of it.
China Wants to Join the Trade Pact Once Designed to Counter It
Beijing filed its formal application to join the CPTPP.
State Department Plans ‘China House’ to Counter Beijing
Some fear larger State Department China desk could be a “massive bureaucratic blob.”
Australia Badly Needs Nuclear Submarines
The country’s maritime scope, and China’s rise, makes the AUKUS deal a no brainer.
China and Pakistan See Eye to Eye on the Taliban—Almost
They share economic and geopolitical interests in Afghanistan, but counterterrorism could be a wrench.
The AUKUS Dominoes Are Just Starting to Fall
The world’s newest security partnership is a window into how the world works—and the unpredictable places it’s heading.
China and the United States Could Sabotage EU Emission Efforts Again
Brussels needs to fight to defend its carbon-border policy.
When Germany Was China
Attempts to explain Berlin’s militarism tells us something about how analysts approach Beijing.